Tuesday, September 15

I like this take on healthcare...

OK...I know I am in the healthcare industry,
working for a home health agency &
independently contracted with a pharmaceutical agency
educating and working with certain patients on one particular drug,
But...I am tired of the back and forth banter of the "healthcare debate."
Not everyone is going to be happy...but the current system
HAS to change. Really
I listened to Dr. Weil this morning on the Diane Rehm show.
I really like Dr. Weil and I am very interested in an integrative, holistic approach to medicine.
Dr. Weil was discussing his new book, Why Our Health Matters.

One of his websites...click here...discusses his book. (brief but excellent overview)
It is true and we all believe...
"Our long-term goal must be to shift our health care efforts from disease intervention to disease prevention and health promotion." Dr. Weil.

Our country is just not doing enough in the area of health education.
We have taken physical education out of the daily school routine.
gimme a break....we are told "exercise 30 mins. a day"...
but we don't give our children that chance in school.
If exercise is so important to us, it should reflect by our emphasis on this in school.
Don't even get me started on the drink machines in schools and the lunches.
Let's teach our children where food comes from and what real food is!

How about more education for our adults on the mind & body.
Our bodies are built for healing....and the majority of people
do not know how to help in their bodies' own healing processes through alternative methods...
instead we are looking for our answers in a pill.

Being a nurse I could really go on and on...but I won't.

I am really giving props to Dr. Weil's new book.
I love his philosophy on health.
Now I need to practice what I preach, what I believe in...
and take care of my own mind and body.
On that note I am off to bed!

Saturday, September 12

My boy is 2...

My boy is two today!!!
My sweet, adorable Beck!
We love him &
he loved his birthday...
especially the ice cream cake.

We have been blessed with a wonderful family!!!

and all love "our little man"!!

Beck on his Birth day...Sept. 12, 2007

what a wonderful change to our lives...

God has blessed us!

Friday, September 11

I remember....

SEPTEMBER 11, 2001
It is one of those days that you know you will always remember where you were and
who you were with. You knew the memory of that day would be
permanently etched into your mind.
I was in nursing school and was sitting with one of my classmates, Mike...
we were studying for a nursing quiz that morning.
Another classmate, Cheryl, walked in on us studying...
"Have you guys heard? A plane crashed into one of the World Trade Center towers?"
Well, we had been studying for awhile (such good students..lol) and had not heard.
We went into our lounge area where other students and teachers had gathered and
turned the tv on the news...
whoa.....what in the world was happening? I could not believe what I was watching!
I was in complete awe...we watched as both of the towers came down.
Dear God, what is going on?
Shock is what we all felt.
I lived in NYC for some time (loved it!) and had friends there...
I remember always coming up to the street from the subway,
eyeing the twin towers and knowing which way was south.
And the people....how many people worked in those towers?
Our teacher decided not to give us our quiz (after we brought it to her attention
that this was no ordinary day).
I went home and stayed glued to the TV all day...all night...
do not even think I went to the bathroom until I absolutely had to.
Oh...the lives changed forever!
Those that lost loved ones...
those forever hurt/injured from helping those in need.
I will say a prayer today for those families touched by this day.

My brother serves in the Air Force...
may we thank all those that serve our country...
the military, firemen, police, and relief response workers.

Below is a pic of my bro'
(not sure how fond he is of this pic...I like it

so I will also post a picture of him and his wonderful wife, Beth,
who are expecting a baby boy this December :)Thanks brother for serving!

and yes I am proud to be an American!

I will not forget!

Thursday, September 10

Admiration for Jane Goodall

Dr Jane Goodall Speaks At Taronga Zoo
I really adore Jane Goodall.
I recently listened to an interview with her on NPR and she is one powerful lady.
She was discussing her new book, Hope for Animals and Their World.
From the sound of it, the book is truly inspiring. How we should not give up hope...
that just one determined person can make a huge impact.
She really has taken her passion and created that into her life's work.
Something we all wish we were doing.
I really enjoyed learning more about her work at her website.
She also has a program for our youth, called...
Roots & Shoots: Empowering youth to make a positive change happen.
Dr. Jane states..
"Roots creep underground everywhere and make a firm foundation. Shoots seem very weak,
but to reach the light, they can break open brick walls. Imagine that the brick walls are all the
problems we have inflicted on our planet. Hundreds and thousands of roots and shoots,
hundreds and thousands of young people around the world, can break through these walls.
We CAN change the world."

A program making positive change in our communities, for our animals and our environment.

Don't you just love that!

Anyway....just a short post to share my thoughts on an inspirational lady!
enjoy :)

Monday, September 7

Happy Labor Day...what a start!

Good morning! :)
What a beautiful day it is...I am writing with my laptop outside on my table on our deck.
Let me tell you...the temperature is great, weather beautiful.
YES...I started out the day with homemade zucchini chocolate chip muffins, bacon, canteloupe,
and a big cup of coffee.
Life is good!
Today we are celebrating with friends, neighbors, and family at the pool.
Later a boat ride and swim on the lake.
Good food, drink, and fun!
I can't think of a better way to wrap up the summer!
Have a happy, relaxed, fun day all!